St Thomas Willoughby Catholic School, Coding Courses, Term 2, 2020

For St Thomas Willoughby Catholic School Students Only

CODING FUNDAMENTALS, Beginners Stage

Currently held online. The Coding Fundamentals, Beginners coding course consists of four levels and 25 projects. The main goal of the course is to ensure students understand the fundamentals of coding and are able to create software projects including a famous Breakout game, developed by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Slither.io, created by Steve Howse. Using block-based coding in Scratch (developed by MIT Media Lab) students will be introduced to the main computer science concepts & coding terminology such as loops, conditionals and variables. Students will be closely guided through creation and will be allowed to work on their projects independently. By the end of the Beginners stage, all students will go through a formal assessment and parents will receive individual reports outlining achievements and progress of their child.

Fundamentals
Scratch
Beginners Level 1

 

 

 NEW BEGINNERS COURSE
Location: Online* / St Thomas Willoughby
Time: Every Wednesday, 7:45 am – 8:45 am
Duration: 10 weeks, from 29 April till 1 July
Fee: $250 per student per term (GST inclusive)
Level: Y1 – Y6 students with no or just a little prior experience

 

 

 

CODING FUNDAMENTALS, Intermediate Stage

Currently held online. The Coding Fundamentals, Intermediate coding course consists of four levels and 25 sophisticated software projects, which students develop using block-based programming environment Scratch (developed by MIT Media Lab). During this course students will learn and apply more complex computer science concepts such as booleans, recursive algorithms and lists. Students will also be introduced to the basics of Artificial Intelligence (AI), user interface design and user input validation. Students will be given an opportunity to define and develop their own projects independently with a minimal guidance. The benefit of this approach is that students understand the subject matter more deeply. By the end of the Intermediate stage, all students will go through a formal assessment and parents will receive individual reports outlining achievements and progress of their child.

Fundamentals
Scratch
Intermediate Level 4

 

 

Location: Online* / St Thomas Willoughby
Time: Every Wednesday, 7:45 am – 8:45 am
Duration: 10 weeks, from 29 April till 1 July
Fee: $250 per student per term (GST inclusive)
Level: Y2 – Y6 continuing students and students with prior experience

 

 

 

 

* All coding classes are held online until further notice.